MARY C HOWSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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641 W BOOT RD
WEST CHESTER, PA 19380
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Phone: 484-266-1300
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: West Chester Area School District
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 87.5
  • Number Students: 525
  • Number Teachers: 50
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 7885
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Stephen Catrambone
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (8 ratings)
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    School Reviews (7 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-31
    "At first I thought this was a good school but its not. The blonde kindergarten teacher is one of those women that is all nicey nice but is really just snide. Instead of praising my daughter for her little drawings she was po'ed that she had done them. The second grade teacher my son had was a lady they pulled out of remedial teaching and she was terrible. I hope they took her back out of the classroom after that year. His third grade teacher was cool and did fun things but didn't teach them much. The teacher the year after resented that she had to make up for him. My daughter had some issues due to a minor disability and her second grade teacher tried to say that she had major psychological problems and even the school psychologist and other professionals didn't agree with her. You can have a "good" school and bad teachers and a "bad" school and good individual teachers. I liked my son's first grade teacher but she was gone after that year. I don't know if we just got the bad ones or what. I never did like the prinicipal, very fakey. They had no air conditioning in the school when temperatures were in the 90's outside but did in the principal's office."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-14
    "After one year at a dreadful school in a different area we decided to move and pay more in rent to attend Mary C. Howse. It was worth every penny. Never before have I seen, as a parent, a better staff, facility and PTO. My kids' teachers were invested, communicative and effective teachers. The principal is involved and knows students on a personal level. The reading specialists have drastically improved my daughter's reading (which was the worst result of the poor school district we attended before). We are extemely happy in all respects of our child's education and care."
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    Posted 2010-10-10
    "When my daughter first joined the schol i thought this not upto the mark compared to other schools,but now I may say this one among the best schools she studied. Abird's eye view of Principle in school activities and academics needs appreciation,Teacher's are excellent in giving guidance, encouragement and challenges to the children.Reading is encouraged along with wrting skills.Daily math and science are another good thing I noticed.Children are understood personally and encouraged accordingly. Hats off to the school"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-06-12
    "We just love Mary C. Howse Elementary. Our sons have had such a great experience there. Mary C. provides an excellent learning environment, as well as a real 'family' feel that binds us all together. The school's community spririt is vibrant and the teachers are committed and caring! We are so lucky to have been a part of its special magic."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-06-10
    "This school is excellent. My 8 year son studied 1st and 2nd grade there and we are so happy with everything. The teachers are lovely and well prepared. Not too many children per classroom so teachers pay close attention to all of them."
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